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FAKING IDENTITY – 2011
gold leaf covered sheep skull
“It is very important for one to have so- cial values in our society. The market, mass media, com- mercials are the one who decides us what to wear, what to listen, what to buy and how to be like a per- son. It is all about presenting your- self creating an utopic image and try- ing to be the center of the universe. People are very judgemental by other’s ap- pearance. Your presentation to the outer- world should be perfect or the people will not like you. Other people liking you or not liking you is a cause of the stereo- typical ideology. Dress good- you are a very good person, dress bad- nobody would even approach you for a conversation. ‘‘Faking identity’’ is made of lambs’ bones covered with golden flakes and presented in a velvet case. The lambs’ bones are not of a value of anything. if you would try to sell it you would not earn anyt money from it. They are just invaluable bones belong- ing to the trash. the object of Fak- ing identity is to present the invaluable to us as if it is important. Faking the iden- tity of the bones so we could accept it, changing its place in our minds. Instead of the trash where it belongs, now we are looking at it from a very close distance just becouse it is covered with gold and it is in a velvet case. Such as the people nowadays, Empty people covered with valor- ous materials pre- tending to be important and valuable. Faking identity has the role of a mirror reflecting the people today.”
EXTINCT – 2011
“What keeps our posture and what holds us together, wich attaches all of our inte- rior body parts such as muscles, organs, veins and the skin; is our bones. They are the main structure of the hu- man body. Every living creature is born and after completeing their time, they die. Some of them become consumed such as chicken, fish, lamb and vitello. They have a value for us because we consume them and obtain ingre- dients that help us to continue our lives. After the process of consuming the prod- uct, the residue of it loses its val- ue. We have consumed the vital parts and now what we have is dead object, not funcitonal, not valuable. For example the chicken we ate is gone, it is now a non existent matter. All we have left are the invaluable bones in our hands. Extinct is a work representing the transformation of a dead invaluable ob- ject having a new mean- ing and being presented to us. The value of the ob- ject can be faded away after finishing its pur- pose but this does not mean it may not be valuable using the ob- ject and transforming it into another matter. Instead of the trash can these chicken bones now lie inside a velvet case trans- formed into an extinct being.”